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Using a hair removal gel or cream? Here’s how to do it safely

When hair sprouts where you don’t want it, you can always shave, but other ways to remove unwanted body hair can last longer. The downside: Chemical hair removers can cause

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Prophylactic steroids may prevent complications of thyroidectomy

A single preoperative dose of dexamethasone reduces rates of postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction in patients undergoing thyroidectomy, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &

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Patient mortality lower for hospitalists working more days

Hospitalized Medicare patients treated by physicians who work more clinical days have lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Hirotaka Kato, Ph.D.,

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Right light on the mother’s belly may be important to the fetus

There may be a link between exposure to light during pregnancy and fetal brain development. New findings by researchers at UmeƄ University, Sweden, working in collaboration with American colleagues, may

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Putting a target on breast cancer that spreads to the brain

Breast cancer patients whose cancer spreads to the brain may soon have new treatment options, thanks to research led by CU Cancer Center member Diana Cittelly, Ph.D. Cittelly’s research, published

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Tyrosine kinase inhibitor prolongs progression-free survival in rare neuroendocrine tumour

The first randomized study in malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (MPP) has found that sunitinib prolongs progression-free survival (PFS) by more than five months. The late breaking results of the FIRSTMAPPP

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Cancer trials network has added 14 million years of life for patients

Over the past 40 years, people in the U.S. diagnosed with cancer gained 14 million years of additional life thanks to the results of cancer clinical trials conducted by the

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